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What $2,400 rents in NYC right now

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Five apartments, five NYC neighborhoods

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various NYC neighborhoods. Is one man’s studio another man’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Today, we’re looking at apartments renting around $2,400/month.

A living area with exposed brick, a brown couch, a rug, and two arched windows.
A bedroom with a medium-sized bed, exposed brick, and an arched window.
A small kitchen with wood cabinetry.
A living area with arched windows, grey walls, and French doors that lead to the bedroom. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Park Slope

Fun fact: This charming one-bedroom apartment in Park Slope, renting for $2,400/month, is located in a historic Romanesque Revival mansion built in 1888 and designed by architect C.P.H. Gilbert for Thomas Adams Jr., who invented a device to mass-produce gum and whose company debuted Chiclets. Now, back to the unit in question. It has a spacious living room, 12-foot ceilings, exposed brick, French doors that lead to the bedroom, and arched windows. Something to keep in mind: The co-op only accepts cats.

A living area with hardwood floors, white walls, and a kitchen with white cabinetry on the right side.
A kitchen with white cabinetry. Courtesy of the Henderson Team at the Corcoran Group
Williamsburg

For $2,425/month, this compact studio in Williamsburg is also up for grabs. The unit, which recently went through a gut-renovation, has hardwood floors and a dishwasher, per the listing. Its location is a major plus: It sits on South 1st Street, near the J, M, and Z trains at Marcy Avenue, and a short walk to Domino Park.

A kitchen with white cabinetry.
A living area with tiled floors, white walls, and a glass door that leads to a small balcony.
A living area with tiled floors, white walls, and a glass door that leads to a balcony.
A bathroom with beige tiles. Jonathan Ayala for Jonathan Ortiz/Courtesy of Compass
Harlem

Meanwhile, in Harlem, on West 126th Street, a one-bedroom penthouse is up for grabs, renting for an even $2,400/month. The spacious, 700-square-foot apartment comes with a small balcony and laminated wood floors in the bedroom. The unit is inside a six-story building that has an elevator and a common laundry room. Its location is also one of its main perks: It’s steps from St. Nicholas Park and a short walk to Riverside Park.

A living area with hardwood floors, white walls, and a kitchen with white cabinetry.
A bathroom with beige and brown walls.
A living area with hardwood floors, white walls, and a glass door that leads to a balcony.
A bedroom with hardwood floors, white walls, and a small glass door that leads to a balcony. Chris Setter/Courtesy of Nooklyn
Bedford-Stuyvesant

Inside a five-story building on Dekalb Avenue, this two-bedroom unit in Bed-Stuy is renting for $2,399/month. The apartment comes with a small private balcony, hardwood floors, and a dishwasher. The building has an elevator and a common laundry room. Located between Throop Avenue and Marcus Garvey Boulevard, it’s near the J train at Kosciuszko Street.

A living area with hardwood floors, a dark grey couch, a round wooden coffee table, two windows, and a TV hanging on the wall.
A bedroom with white walls, a medium-sized bed, a vertical mirror, and several closets.
A kitchen with wood cabinetry.
A bathroom with white and grey tiles. Bernadette Pava/Courtesy of Janely Amarante, Keller Williams
Sunset Park

And finally, this sweet one-bedroom on the parlor floor of a Sunset Park townhouse is also renting for $2,400/month. The 1,000-square-foot unit has six closets, a renovated bathroom, hardwood floors, and, most notably, a private yard. It sits on 61st Street, steps from the N and R trains at 59th Street.

Poll

Which NYC apartment would you choose for $2,400/month?

This poll is closed

  • 39%
    Park Slope
    (449 votes)
  • 7%
    Williamsburg
    (85 votes)
  • 23%
    Harlem
    (263 votes)
  • 10%
    Bedford-Stuyvesant
    (124 votes)
  • 18%
    Sunset Park
    (215 votes)
1136 votes total Vote Now